[Ardour-Users] Ardour doesn't play

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Sat Apr 12 08:57:25 PDT 2008

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008, Brad Stafford wrote:

> I run VMWare ESX 3.1 at work and VMServer at home. I know that VMWare
> controls all hardware and emulates  all hardware (CPU, memory, Disk)
> presented back to the VM. VMWare recommends not running applications
> like NTP (network time protocol) on a VM because it relies on CPU cycles
> and  VMWare server may decide to put that virtualized CPU to sleep at
> any moment. VMWare provided an alternative to NTP with their VMTools in
> order to sync time on VM's. I would venture to say you're going to have
> a very difficult time getting RT anything successfully running in a VM.

True.  I would think that Ardour's resource needs, along with the resource 
needs of related components (jackd, plugins, etc) would make running 
Ardour in a VM a pretty dicey proposition.


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